photograph of broken hammer

I was offered a bit of a challenge recently. A friend of mine owns an entry-level Olympus dslr and was skeptical that he could take great shots with it. At first, I just tried to reassure him with my usual lines that “It’s the photographer, not the camera.” But I decided to take it a little further this time. He offered to lend the camera to me while he attended a family event, and in turn I said I would shoot with it and blog about my experience. So here’s the first entry in this two or three part mini series. 🙂

I was fortunate to tour a largely abandoned barn over the weekend and got some shots that intrigued me as an artist. I’d never worked with an Olympus model before, but I was quite pleased with the results it delivered, such as the shot of the broken hammer above.

I hope everyone who reads this little series will be inspired to practice their craft and grow confident in their own abilities. A camera is a mere tool, albeit a fascinating one. But in the end, the mind behind the camera will be what makes a great shot. Happy adventuring!

Exposure Data: ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/125

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Written by The Twilit Lens

Freelance photographer and ponderer of the unusual. I welcome the presence of mystery and the unknown. Wonder is not absent from the universe, and there is still room for the child in those who haven't yet allowed their hearts to wither to dust.


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